News / June 20, 2019 Summertime Living With and Respecting Wildlife

By Terry Miller If you’ve noticed, it’s a bit warmer and summer is certainly here. Many of our wildlife friends are seeking water, food and perhaps a cool splash in your pool or pond. For the most part, they are not a threat to humans—unless provoked. Bear sightings near the foothills always increase in summer...

News / June 18, 2019 City of Pasadena Adopts More Than $872M for 2020 City Wide Appropriations

By Terry Miller During Monday’s Pasadena City Council meeting, council approved an increase in next year’s appropriations. The General Fund will be $274.4 million and the total appropriations rest at $872.5 million. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Adopted Budget totaled $816.7 million overall. This included an operating budget of $658.4 million, capital appropriations of $83.4...

News / June 14, 2019 Upcoming Traffic Enforcement Program in Pasadena

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a Traffic Enforcement program on Friday, June 14, 2019, throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers will be deployed at various locations throughout the city to look for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red signals, and right of way violations. When violations are...

News / June 13, 2019 Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California

By Terry Miller Just when is fire season in California? The experts will tell you that fire season’s now a year-round threat, at least in California. Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours on a daily basis. When fires start, our first responder firefighters are always ready to fight Mother Nature’s wrath...

News / June 12, 2019 Pasadena Releases Cannabis Redacted Applications and Scoring

Last week, the six highest-scoring commercial cannabis applicants were announced. Their applications along with scoring sheets are now posted on the city’s website. “Minimal redactions have been made to the applications to comply with law and privacy. The six highest-scoring applicants are the best qualified in this extremely regulated arena and are sufficiently capitalized to deliver the highest quality operations,”...

News / June 11, 2019 Pasadena Reinforces That All Fireworks are Illegal in Pasadena

In 2018, the City of Pasadena amended its municipal code to hold property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The code allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated...

News / June 10, 2019 City of Pasadena Welcomes Mayor of Dakar-Plateau, Pasadena’s Newest Sister City

Officials from the City of Pasadena and Dakar-Plateau, Republic of Senegal, will formalize their sister city relationship when the mayor and delegation from Dakar-Plateau visit the Pasadena City Council Chambers on Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. Both cities hope to foster cross-cultural understanding, friendships, educational exchanges, and partnerships. While in Pasadena, Dakar-Plateau Mayor Alioune Ndoye and dignitaries will take part in commerce and business discussions. They will also visit schools, local museums, cultural centers, and a historical church....

News / June 10, 2019 Former Pasadena Lawyer Pleads Guilty to $4 Million Wire Fraud

A former California attorney has pleaded guilty to one felony count of wire fraud for falsely representing to his clients that he obtained favorable legal resolutions for them, and then perpetuating the scheme by delivering clients fraudulent documents, some with the forged signatures of judges, and by making disguised telephone calls to them. Shant Ohanian,...

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Lane Reductions in Pasadena for Pipeline Installation Project
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Lane Reductions in Pasadena for Pipeline Installation Project

Multi-phase project will upgrade existing natural gas main serving Pasadena area customers SoCalGas will begin a multi-phase pipeline installation project in Pasadena starting on June 10. Crews will upgrade the existing natural gas main in the areas of Lake Avenue and Mountain Street in Pasadena. Lanes will be reduced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday…

Pasadena Tentatively Approves Six Cannabis Applications
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Pasadena Tentatively Approves Six Cannabis Applications

CUP is next step in process By Terry Miller The long and winding road for marijuana permits is apparently no longer a pipe dream for six applicants vying for coveted city permits. The expensive and extensive process saw 128 applicants. Out of those 128 applications, Pasadena finally completed the review and scoring of those applications…

Pasadena Councilman Gene Masuda Announces Community Meeting
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Pasadena Councilman Gene Masuda Announces Community Meeting

Pasadena City Councilmember Gene Masuda has scheduled a Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Pasadena City College Community Education Center located at 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Complimentary parking is available. The topic of discussion will be an update on the conversion of the shuttered Avon Property on East Foothill…

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Presidential Hopefuls Make Pit Stop in Pasadena

By Terry Miller By all accounts, last week Pasadena saw a whirlwind of presidential candidates touting their agenda(s) in the Crown City. Democratic Party candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election hit Pasadena last week, including Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris who hope to be crowned in 2020. On Friday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ rally…

Pasadena PD’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program Nets 172 Citations
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Pasadena PD’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program Nets 172 Citations

On Friday, May 31, 2019, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a bicycle and pedestrian safety traffic enforcement program throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors hazardous to bicyclists including speeding, red light violations, right of way violations, and other violations that lead to…

Second Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program to Take Place May 31
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Second Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program to Take Place May 31

May is National Bicycle Safety Month May is National Bicycle Safety Month and Pasadena Police Department encourages drivers and bicyclists to share the road safely not just for the month of May, but every month of the year. “Our second bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement program will take place on Friday, May 3 1 said…

Pasadena PD’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program Nets 107 Citations
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Pasadena PD’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program Nets 107 Citations

On Friday, May 24, 2019, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a bicycle and pedestrian safety traffic enforcement program throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors hazardous to bicyclists including speeding, red light violations, right of way violations, and other violations that lead to…

Pasadena Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton Announces City Council Reelection Campaign
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Pasadena Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton Announces City Council Reelection Campaign

Vice Mayor and Pasadena City Councilmember Tyron Hampton has officially filed a Candidate Intention Statement with the City of Pasadena City Clerk for re-election to the Pasadena City Council representing District 1. Vice Mayor Hampton was born and raised in Pasadena, and attended PUSD schools. He is married to his high school (Muir) sweetheart, Tara Gomez-Hampton,…

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